s. forbes rockwell Jr. Library & Archival Collections

The archive is available for on-site research by appointment only to both Members and Non-Members of the Society. A member of staff is always on hand to aid with research.  In addition, research can be conducted by staff.

Fee Schedule

  • Members are given two free hours and a special hourly rate. 
  • Non-Members rate is $15 for the first hour, $10 for each following hour.
  • Business rate is $25 per hour.
  • Research by staff for $25 per hour, results cannot be guaranteed, but a preliminary free search would indicate if enough material was present to warrant the research.

Library Rules

  • Laptops are allowed and wifi is available.
  • We request that personal bags are placed away from the worktable
  • We request that only pencils are used.
  • Food and drink are strictly prohibited.



  • Have one quick question about the town’s history?

  • Want to know more about our services or collections?

  • If you do not see a name or street you are interested in, please let us know. 

Mary Poor Johnson (1778 - 1866) was the wife of Samuel Johnson and mother to Samuel Jr., Mary Jr. and Elizabeth. Her home, Johnson Cottage, is part of the North Andover Historical Society. Hundreds of school children visit Mrs. Johnson every year.  

Unidentified woman, NAHS archives.

Unidentified woman, NAHS archives.